Description:

The original Comix Cursors.

X11 mouse theme with a comics feeling.
The package comes with 12 different mouse themes for X11.
6 colors (black, blue, green, orange, red and white)
2 different weights (slim and normal)

From version 0.8 on the cursors are 'multisize', meaning that you don't need to install one theme for each size, but only one theme, and chose the size in the cursor theme selection dialog.

The full installation also includes left-handed themes, you can choose whatever you prefer from the downloads below.


The cursors are named according to the freedesktop.org cursor naming convention, compatibility and hash cursor names are linked. In addition to the original cursor pack left-handed and opaque versions are still available here.

Please read the README and INSTALL files provided in the source package for installation and packaging instructions, as well as some hints on various issues.

"Vast" versions for visually impaired can be downloaded here: http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors.html . There are links for windows ports by firstfooter, teft and Jus on that page as well.

If you don't like the "hair" line for the text-, vertical-text- and crosshair-cursors, you can download the "NOHAIR"-sources below and replace the source files "text.svg", "vertical-text.svg" and "crosshair.svg" sources in the svg/LeftHanded and svg/RightHanded source-directories and build your cursors. These cursors might look better to you e.g. on dark backgrounds.


GNOME USERS:
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Ben has investigated how to configure the cursor size:

* Gnome supports multiple cursor sizes in one cursor theme, but only
distinct sizes: 16, 24, 32, and 48 pixels.

There is no known Gnome 3 application for setting the size of the mouse
cursor. You need to set the desired size in pixels as the value of the
DConf setting ‘org.gnome.desktop.interface.cursor-size’. You can use
‘dconf-editor’ (from the ‘dconf-tools’ package) or ‘gsettings’ to change
DConf settings.

ComixCursors come in sizes 32, 40, 48 and 64.

MAINTAINERS:
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Please checkout the latest sources from the new official repository on gitlab.com: https://gitlab.com/limitland/comixcursors. Please read http://www.limitland.de/comixcursors


Have fun.
Last changelog:

3 years ago

2016-06-10: version 0.9.0

- Move the original repository to gitlab.com
- Increase the shadows transparency.

2013-10-23: version 0.8.2

- Correct build of entire cursor set from source.
- Explain how to set cursor size in Gnome 3.
- Correct transparency level for Opaque cursors.
- Set hairline colour consistently.

2013-10-12: version 0.8.1
- Set orientation RightHanded if not specified.
- Build theme variants.
- Fix the multisize build process from sources.

2013-09-21: version 0.8
- Use multisize cursors.

2012-08-13: version 0.7.4
- Switch from deprecated "˜rsvg(1)' to "˜rsvg-convert(1)'.

2011-09-13: version 0.7.3
- Ben: Updated documentation for building custom themes.
- Ben: Expand shell wildcards in rule dependencies.

2011-02-26: version 0.7.2
- All Qt4 links (Ben).

2010-10-16: version 0.7.1
- Additional Qt4 cursor links (thx aqeeliz).

2010-06-03: version 0.7
- Licence changed to GPLv3.
- Uninstallation of current/custom/all cursors from sources.
- Render images using "˜rsvg' (faster than Inkscape).
- Generate animation frames from starting image using SVG transform attributes (not "˜patch').
- Easier to customise install location.
- Maintainability improvements of build system and programs.
- Include "Opaque" and "Left Handed" alternatives in primary source package.

tr3nton

7 years ago

I can't seem to figure how to get the regular cursor to work in lucid. Normally, just install theme and apply. But in this release, the main pointer doesn't get updated. (every other one does).

On the 64 bit release - same behaviour on two different computers.

Anyone else experienced this and found a workaround?

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badrock

7 years ago

I ran into the same problem. This is how I fixed it:

1. sudo gedit /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme
2. Change the font name on the intherits line to be the default font you want, i.e. "Inherits=ComixCursors-LH-Blue-Regular"
3. save and logout

Next time you login the default font should work.

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tr3nton

7 years ago

that did the trick! Thank you muchly!

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leodelacruz

7 years ago

OMG! Cual descargo¿?

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shantiq

7 years ago

these are quality design

should be placed in the original distro packages

now the big question i can find no answer too so far

where can you find a howto to make your own X11 theme

i too am a graphic artist and have many .cur file i would like to make available to linux/ubuntu users

anyone knows?

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jlue

7 years ago

Hey shantiq,
thanks, you need a tool called xcursorgen, it's part of the xorg/X11 distributions. This will create xorg/X11 cursors from image files like png, so you will have to convert your .cur files to regular images first. search for xcursorgen and you will find howtos as well.
Have fun.

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shantiq

7 years ago

thanx will give that a shot


tchuss



shan

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molecule-eye

7 years ago

Open Banshee. Type something in the search box. Hover over the "clear" icon (that erases what you just typed). Notice it uses a different pointer!

The same thing happens in other programs as well, not just Banshee.

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jlue

7 years ago

Yes, banshee and probably some other apps use the "hand1" cursor, which is not included in the ComixCursors theme, due to the freedesktop.org naming convention (draft). I will get in contact with the banshee dev team, see what we can do.
Thanks for reporting.

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sisqonrw

7 years ago

Hi can i use your ComixCursors for Kubuntu Karmic KDE4 also?

how can i install it?

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jlue

7 years ago

Sure you can. Download the .tar.bz2 packages, in KDE4 GOTO: systemsettings : keyboard and mouse : mouse : desing, press that button to install a new theme and select the downloaded file RETURN.
Have fun

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sisqonrw

7 years ago

thanks! it works!

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Jus

7 years ago

The best cursors I've seen! I hope you don't mind but I've ported them for Windows users, they can be found here: http://sites.google.com/site/windowscomixcursors/

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Ianthe

7 years ago

how do I actually use these after downloading them?

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Jus

7 years ago

Extract the archive with 7-zip and copy the files to the windows\cursors\ folder. Change the cursors from the mouse applet within the control panel.

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Ianthe

7 years ago

thanks, works great, but how do you access the rest of the pointers in vista. It only let's me change some of them, doesn't even show the other ones so that I can change them?

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Jus

7 years ago

As far as I'm aware, Windows only has 15 different mouse pointer events that you can change the cursor for. If I were to design my own set of mouse cursors for Windows, I would only make 15, (normal select, help select, working in background etc) but Jens has given us more variety.

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savage338593

7 years ago

How to download this theme

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acevery

7 years ago

thanks for this beautiful cursor themes for both left and right hands :)

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kevinman

7 years ago

OMG, this is the best cursor theme I've ever seen! Great work!

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vandread

7 years ago

hey,
i realy love your mouse theme!
its soooooo nice and cute =)
but i have a big bug =(

if i activate compiz i have grafic bugs, i cant realy explane them so i made i video on youtube...

hope you have a look on it...

here is the link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z26kl3hZLA0


my xorg looks like this:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Default Device"
Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "0"
Option "HWCursor" "off"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection


can somebody help me? =(

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jlue

7 years ago

Hi there,
after googling for some time it seems to be a bug in compiz or glx/xgl drivers. Seems to be very complex and under heavy development. Some had success setting:

Option "SWCursor" "off"

in xorg.conf ... Maybe you can get an updated version for your distribution?

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dispenser

7 years ago

Is there a reason why I have to logout or restart for my newly selected cursor theme to display?

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dispenser

7 years ago

Fixed it with

Option "CursorShadowAlpha" "0"

Thank yoU!

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dispenser

7 years ago

Everything is great except that my cursor will disappear if I move the mouse wheel and if I bright up the right click menu or open any menu really there is an artifact left behind on the screen where the pointer was.

Anyone know how I might fix this?

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3 years ago

2016-06-10: version 0.9.0

- Move the original repository to gitlab.com
- Increase the shadows transparency.

2013-10-23: version 0.8.2

- Correct build of entire cursor set from source.
- Explain how to set cursor size in Gnome 3.
- Correct transparency level for Opaque cursors.
- Set hairline colour consistently.

2013-10-12: version 0.8.1
- Set orientation RightHanded if not specified.
- Build theme variants.
- Fix the multisize build process from sources.

2013-09-21: version 0.8
- Use multisize cursors.

2012-08-13: version 0.7.4
- Switch from deprecated "˜rsvg(1)' to "˜rsvg-convert(1)'.

2011-09-13: version 0.7.3
- Ben: Updated documentation for building custom themes.
- Ben: Expand shell wildcards in rule dependencies.

2011-02-26: version 0.7.2
- All Qt4 links (Ben).

2010-10-16: version 0.7.1
- Additional Qt4 cursor links (thx aqeeliz).

2010-06-03: version 0.7
- Licence changed to GPLv3.
- Uninstallation of current/custom/all cursors from sources.
- Render images using "˜rsvg' (faster than Inkscape).
- Generate animation frames from starting image using SVG transform attributes (not "˜patch').
- Easier to customise install location.
- Maintainability improvements of build system and programs.
- Include "Opaque" and "Left Handed" alternatives in primary source package.

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